Browns release Ausar Walcott

11:47 AM, Jun 26, 2013   |    comments
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PASSAIC, N.J. -- The Browns have released rookie Ausar Walcott.

Walcott has been charged with attempted murder for allegedly punching a man outside a club in northern New Jersey.

Walcott turned himself in to Passaic police Tuesday after he was identified as a suspect in the incident that happened around 3 a.m. Sunday.

Authorities tell The Record newspaper the 23-year-old Hackensack native and former University of Virginia player punched 24-year-old Derrick Jones in the head just after The Palace Gentlemen's Club closed.

Police say Jones, who is from New York City, is in critical condition.

Walcott is held on $500,000 bail. It's not clear if he has a defense lawyer.

The linebacker was signed by the Browns last month.

The Browns released a one-line statement Wednesday afternoon saying, "The Cleveland Browns on Wednesday released linebacker Ausar Walcott."  

The Associated Press

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